Tuesday 15 July 2014

✤ Dare To Surrender ✤ Carly Philips ✤

© Bianca  

• release date 15 July 2014
• 230 pages
Dare To Love Series #3
(can be read as standalone!)

Dare To Touch - #4 - will be out this coming fall!

Dare To Surrender ist part of the Invitation To Eden Multi-Author Series

DARE TO LOVE series:
Book 1: Dare to Love (Ian & Riley)
Book 2: Dare to Desire (Alex & Madison)
Book 3: Dare to Surrender (Gabe & Isabelle)
Book 4: Dare to Touch

4.9 Stars

After ending a relationship to a cheating, domineering man, Isabelle Masters takes off in her leased Mercedes, only to be arrested for grand theft and hauled to a local police station. To her surprise, she is rescued by the most unlikely person possible, Gabriel Dare, a man shes been attracted to for far too long. Gabe offers Isabelle freedom along with an invitation to Eden, an exclusive island resort where everything and anything is possible.

Although Gabe yearns to possess Isabelle, he knows all too well he must fight his primitive need to bind her to him, and instead help bring out the independent woman she yearns to become
or risk losing her for good.

A woman who needs to run her own life. A man who needs to exert control. Can she surrender to his erotic demands without losing her sense of self once more?

25-year old Isabelle just left her cheating and controlling boyfriend Lance.
Without money and clothes, she has nowhere to go.
That's when Gabriel Dare finds her and asks her to come home with him.
(Home to his amazing NYC penthouse.)

He's basically a stranger. Not really though.
Both Gabe and her ex run in the same social circles and she met Gabriel lots of times. And most of those times were spent flirting and looking and dreaming and wishing.
And now he's asking her to move in with him??? o.O

She's not sure what to do - of course she wants to spend time with Gabe, but she doesn't want to go from one controlling guy to the next - and Gabe seems very dominant. But in Gabe this doesn't bother her at all. He's so kind and sweet and sexy and he seems to just want what's best for her.

Gabe doesn't really know what to do either. He only knows that he wants her in his life.
After the death of his wife - he never wanted anything serious. But now, he's dreaming of something more.

The book takes us from New York to the paradise Island Resort of EDEN - where Izzy is hired to work as the interior designer in the Dare siblings' new night club.....



 NOPE..... I'm not telling you ☺

I don't want to spoil anything!!! ☺☺☺
(OK - I can tell you that there's no cliffhanger ;) )


This was a quick, cute and sexy romance. It takes them a while to get together - even though they live together right at the beginning... I really wanted to slap Izzy a few times...

Make up your mind girl!!!! Stay or Go!! (I would've stayed, had I been in her shoes!!!☺)

But of course we understand where she's coming from.
She didn't have a great life growing up and then practically going from her parents to Lance, she doesn't know if she should trust the amazing life Gabe promises.

I kind of had a bit of a problem with the blurb. It says that Izzy gets invited to the Eden Island Resort - but that doesn't happen until the middle of the book. I wish that would've happened a bit earlier and we could've spent some more time there ☺

But we (Izzy and Gabe) had to go through the events and experiences that happened in the weeks before the Island 'vacation'. But once we're there - Gabe has one goal - the one goal he's had since he saw Izzy for the first time: Make her his!

We have lots of sexy scenes - a few sad and moving and suspensy and funny scenes....

I just had the feeling the book wanted to be longer - another 150 pages would've made it perfect!
There was a lot more that could've been told - it all felt a bit rushed to me.

But I still really enjoyed reading it!
It was the perfect little sexy, romantic summer-beach-read!

 If you like sexy Romances with really hot Millionaire - GO BUY THE BOOK!!!! ☺


Gabe silently thanked God his houseguest escaped into the shower as soon as she possibly could.  The tour of the house had just about done him in.  Isabelle’s oohs and aahs had been genuine, as had her love of his favorite room in the place.  Unlike Naomi, who had taken one look at his apartment and immediately begun calculating how she could move in permanently, Isabelle, who he had invited, not only wanted to pay her way but she planned to leave as soon as possible. 
Not if he had his way. 
Back at the police station, outside in the rain, it’d been all he could do not to reach out and swipe his hands over her responsive nipples, feel her tremble beneath his touch, and get rid of the ridiculous distance between them.  He might not know her well, but he’d always felt they’d connected.  The physical attraction was obvious.  She was all woman, supple curves, her breasts full and lush, and she possessed one hell of an ass.  His cock twitched with the desire he’d felt from the moment he’d first seen her on Daltry’s arm. 
But things ran deeper.  They’d shared banter and flirting during opportune moments when he’d caught her alone.  He’d had glimpses of the intelligent, witty woman she was when not with that pompous ass.  But not until today had he really seen beyond the exterior beauty to the depth beneath.  Those sexy blonde curls that bounced wildly around her face were a proud testament to the fiercely independent woman she desperately wanted to be. 
The woman he intended to help her find. 
It wouldn’t be easy.  Isabelle needed gentling.  Understanding.  Patience.  Not his best traits, but when it came to her, he’d already exercised plenty.  He’d bided his time, knowing Daltry would fuck up sooner or later.  The balls that made him a crack financial investor also imbued an arrogance that would be his downfall.  And it had been.
It was Gabe’s good fortune that Daltry’s screw-up had landed Isabelle at his brother’s police station.  Seeing her there had given him insight he wouldn’t have had otherwise.  In Isabelle, he saw an intriguing combination of weary life experience and innocent ingenue.   It was the innocence the most primitive part of him wanted to conquer, to possess.  Since he'd begun running his father's empire at the age of twenty-one, the same age he'd been drafted into surrogate parenthood to his sister, he had always gotten what he wanted.
And Gabe wanted Isabelle.



New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find all information about Carly at her website and other social media sites ...